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No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Aug 2019 Governor Charlie Baker did nothing over four long years to fix fundamental regulatory problems at the RMV. This led directly to seven innocent people…

Trail Project Full of Surprises in Dracut

Trail Project Full of  Surprises in Dracut

By: Brian Genest, August, 2019 Have you ever dealt with the Conservation Commission in Dracut? Did the board require staked haybales and siltation fence for your project? Would you be…

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

  Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The devastating events of September 18, 2018, which destroyed homes and buildings in communities in North Andover, Lawrence and Andover will be long remembered. With…

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio Concealed School Spending Problems

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio  Concealed School Spending Problems

Fellow Committee Member Says DiZoglio Should Resign  Last month, we learned at an open meeting that whistle-blower Ian Gosselin – the business manager of the Methuen Public Schools – told…

PDF of The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, August, 2019 – Edition #190 ~ Moulten Takes on Big Tech

PDF of The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, August, 2019 – Edition #190 ~ Moulten Takes on Big Tech

PDF of the August, 2019 Valley Patriot Read in our Flip Page Viewer Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He…

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July, 2019 This month, as the nation celebrates Independence from England, as my friend Kevin Leach correctly insists, we must also consider the sectors of the…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2019 – Local, State and National

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2019 – Local, State and National

POLICE AND DA’S NOW CONTROL WHAT YOU KNOW Four men were stabbed on Kendall Street in Lawrence on the 4th of July. One man, the aggressor in the situation, was…

Fighting for Freedom Every Single Day in Dracut

Fighting for Freedom Every Single Day in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – July, 2019 In some towns in Massachusetts, our independence is celebrated on July 4th. In Dracut, there’s plenty of opportunities to fight for – and celebrate…

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Meals for Sudan and the Art of a Social Media Hoax

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Meals for Sudan and the Art of a Social Media Hoax

By: Abby Junkvorian When opening almost any social media page in recent weeks, it seemed like every feed was flooded with a sea-colored blue, leaving many to ask – what…

Methuen Cop Indicted for Misappropriation of Union Funds

Methuen Cop Indicted for Misappropriation of Union Funds

METHUEN – A member of the Methuen Police Department has been indicted after an investigation into alleged misappropriation of funds from the Methuen Police Patrolman’s Association. An Essex County Grand Jury…

Methuen City Electrician Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Mayor Jajuga Alleging Retaliation and Offer of Payoff

Methuen City Electrician Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Mayor Jajuga Alleging Retaliation and Offer of Payoff

By: Tom Duggan – July 31, 2019 An electrician for the City of Methuen – Dan Tulley – has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Methuen Mayor Jim Jajuga in…

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

Methuen Voters Just Don’t Care ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGAN

 Given the enormous conflicts and controversies that have gone on in Methuen over the last two years, you might think that the people of Methuen have had enough. But a…

The Government is Responsible For Sky-High Drug Prices

The Government is Responsible For Sky-High Drug Prices

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2019 Liberal Lion Ted Kennedy pushed through the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act and the 2009 Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. The Bayh-Dole Act allowed private…

Social Media Censorship Takes an Ugly Turn ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Social Media Censorship Takes an Ugly Turn ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  Last month, I posted a story about four children who died in U.S. custody at the border since December. Given all the misinformation and lack of logical thought on…

Methuen Councilors Lie About Union St. Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June, 2019)

Methuen Councilors Lie About Union St. Project  ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June, 2019)

Last week, the Methuen City Council had the chance to beautify a collapsing piece of public property on Union St., costing city taxpayers absolutely nothing. The state was willing to…

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